Castro Urdiales

Castro Urdiales is a small beachy town west of Bilbao Spain. It is relatively untouched by tourism, as is evident by the lack of English speakers and affordable prices. I like this place. It’s peaceful. People are friendly. It’s beautiful.

The ocean water is warm and the surrounding mountains are lush and green. You have cliffs and sandy beaches within a football field of each other. It’s a spectacular place–and I feel like we’ve found our little piece of heaven.

There is a quirk here that I find a bit comical, though. There are these beach-walkers–now, I’m not saying these are your typical stroll-along-the-beach- enjoying-the-lovely-view walkers–I’m saying these are avid beach-walkers that power walk or jog with their heads down, back and fourth and back and fourth along the short stretch of beach here. They are super serious beach walkers! I’ve never seen anything like it–and there are a lot of them–morning, noon, and night! If we ever move here, I think I might join them just to see what the deal is. Maybe it’ll catch on and I’ll become an avid beach-walker as well.



Author: Jennie.Denney

Jennie lives in Southern California with her husband and four children. She loves to travel, write poetry, and be by the water. She received a certificate of the Bible through Torchbearers Bible School, attended Hope International University for her undergrad, received a certificate in Spiritual Formation through the Apprentice Experience at Friends University, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies. She has written Soul Cries: A Book of Poems, Soul Cries: A Journal, and her newest book is Shaping the Soul: An Artist Collective. She owns and manages, where she writes a weekly blog with stories, practices, and lessons she is learning, to help her readers know they are not alone in their own becoming and encouraging them to connect with God. Follow her on IG @jennie.denney and Pinterest @jenniferpdenney.

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